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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My EPIC Army

EPIC

Some time ago I posted a picture of an Epic Ork that I had painted. I was in motion building this army however I stopped working on it for a more pressing project. Last night I just finished assembling my last Battle Wagon. What you see in the picture are the models that are on magnetic bases. I still have many models that I have not based yet so I have more work ahead of me.

I have played the game twice so far and really enjoy the rules set we are using, Epic Armageddon Handbook 2008. The game is fast paced with more thought on strategies rather then powerful character models. I still have a lot to learn about the game and will keep my progress posted.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Paint Removal on Plastic

When I was painting my Orks for the combat patrol I messed up one of my models. When I primed the model it was too cold outside and the paint got fuzzy. This meant one of two things. I could have discarded the model or strip the paint off of it. I did not want to discard the model so I decided to strip the paint. I have never had to strip paint off a plastic model before so it was a new experience. I have read many different article one this process and different product that could be used. I decided to go with brake fluid. I was apprehensive at first, brake fluid and plastic models. I thought this was going to end in disaster. So I went to the store and picked up some STP Brake Fluid and submerged the model in it. I let it soak for a few hours then took an old tooth brush and scrubbed the primer away. It worked like a charm, I was sold on this process. After the primer was removed I scrubbed the models with some dish soap to remove the brake fluid. My model was saved so I could paint it for my army.

I then want to see what it would do with some other models I have sitting in a box. Many months ago I picked up an old 40K Ork army that has some models painted. The paint job on the models was not very good and I have about 30 of them. So I dropped one in the brake fluid and let it soak. This one took a lot longer to get the paint off however it worked. I soaked it for a day and then scrubbed it down. Then I let it soak for a few more days and scrubbed it down again. This went on for over a week and the result was worth it. As you can see in the picture I have one of the models that I received painted and the one I stripped. Now I can save even more models from just sitting in a box. So if you have some old plastic models that you want to bring back to the gaming table with fresh paint on them you can. I strongly recommend starting with only one model to ensure that you get the result you want.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Combat Patrol Final Post

Well, combat patrol is coming to a close, we have one week remaining for the league. I had three goals playing in this league. First, learn how to play 40K. Yes, I must admit this was the first time I really played 40K. I did learn the rules and now feel that I can move forward and play larger games. Second, get my 400 point army painted. I did not accomplish this goal. I only painted one unit of Orks, 11 models total. I am a slow painter and I did not keep with my schedule. So one unit painted is a start in the right direction. Third and lastly, Have Fun. I had a blast playing in this league. I got to meet some of the other players and it was just a lot of fun. I want to thank Darren, owner of IOG (Imperial Outpost Games). He went above and beyond to ensure that everyone played and provided the prize support. Darren you ROCK. I also want to thank Anthony, one of my friends who put up with me while learning to play 40K. He was very patient while I learned the rules and helped me along the way. Thank You Anthony. With all this said, take a look at some pictures of what I completed.